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21st Nov

UNITE Retail Bond Confirmed

As predicted by Retail Bond Expert on 17th November Unite Group has become the latest property company to seek to diversify its funding structure by launching a retail bond on ORB.

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25th Sep

Saving or Investing: Can you beat inflation?

Saving or Investing: Can you beat inflation?

As of August 2012, instant access accounts offered just 0.22% interest and deposit accounts 1.51%. Meanwhile cash ISAs offered an average of just 0.66% while fixed-term savings bonds paid more, but only 2.49% a year.

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12th Oct

Understanding the Risks as the UK Retail Bond Market Develops

Understanding the Risks as the UK Retail Bond Market Develops

The rapidly developing UK retail corporate bond market is attracting a more diverse range of issuers and this has raised concerns that some investors may not fully understand the potential losses they could be exposed to.

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2nd Dec

Goldfinder – Mr Bond Considers the Latest Issues

This has been the most prolific year to date for the retail bond market since the launch of ORB in 2010.

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31st Jan

Retail Bonds - A New Market for Investors Event 20th Feb 2013

Since the Summer of 2012, the London Stock Exchange’s platform for retail bond issuance has witnessed rapid growth

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5th Feb

FTSE ORB Index Series has launched

FTSE ORB Index Series has launched

A new FTSE ORB Index Series has launched. These new retail bond indices measure the performance of bonds listed on ORB, Order book for Retail Bonds, the LSE’s retail orientated trading platform

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11th Feb

EnQuest Strikes a £145m Bond Success

EnQuest Strikes a £145m Bond Success

North Sea oil operator EnQuest revealed that it raised £145m from issuing a 10-year bond

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12th Feb

Celebrating Three Years of ORB and £3bn of Funding

Retail Bond Expert is proud to have taken part in celebrations at the London Stock Exchange to mark the third anniversary of the Orderbook for Retail Bonds (ORB).

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13th Feb

Paragon Tempts the Market at 6%

Paragon Tempts the Market at 6%

Hot on the heels of the success of the £145m issue by North Sea oil company EnQuest, Paragon, Britain's largest specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender is the latest company to offer a bond directly to investors...

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17th Feb

Savers Turn to Bonds For Inflation Beating ISA Returns

Savers Turn to Bonds For Inflation Beating ISA Returns

With only six weeks left to make use of the 2012-2013 ISA allowance, savers and investors are increasingly considering retail bonds as a way to achieve above-inflation returns.

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13th Mar

City Profile appointed by new retail bond association

City Profile appointed by new retail bond association

City Profile has been appointed as the corporate communications adviser to ORBIG, (Order Book for Retail Bond Issuer Group

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22nd Mar

26th Mar

Inflation: the biggest threat to your bond portfolio?

Inflation: the biggest threat to your bond portfolio?

Phillip Gilbert of Linear Investments poses the question

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27th Mar

Investment Grade Opportunities for the Retail Investor via Exchange and BondMart

Investment Grade Opportunities for the Retail Investor via Exchange and BondMart

The launch marks an important new development for the retail bond market

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16th Apr

IPF hopes for high level of interest with 6.125% Retail Bond launch

IPF hopes for high level of interest with 6.125% Retail Bond launch

International home credit service company enters the retail bond market

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23rd Apr

IPF retail bond closes early at top end of expectation

IPF retail bond closes early at top end of expectation

Early closure of IPF offer shows strength of UK retail bond market with £70m raised

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25th Apr

The Jockey Club jumps into the market with 7.75% 'retail bond'

The Jockey Club jumps into the market with 7.75% 'retail bond'

Britain's second biggest spectator sport looks to the consumer to raise money with its loyalty bond

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26th Apr

Back to the Future – Numis Predicts a Positive Future for UK Retail Bond Market

Back to the Future – Numis Predicts a Positive Future for UK Retail Bond Market

Numis Securities paint positive picture at conference at LSE

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1st May

Uncovering the Retail Bond Market

Uncovering the Retail Bond Market

Elise Huttenga of IDCM discusses the appeal and growth of the retail bond market

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1st May

Retail Bond Boom to Continue Despite Crowded Market

Retail Bond Boom to Continue Despite Crowded Market

Eden Riche of Investec outlines the risks and opportunities ahead

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4th Jun

Helical Bar aim high with launch of 6.00% retail bond

Helical Bar aim high with launch of 6.00% retail bond

Property Development and Investment Company raise the bar

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12th Jun

Helical Bar close offering ahead of schedule

Helical Bar close offering ahead of schedule

Retail Bond raises £80m a week early

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19th Jun

Co-op Bank Bailout Confirms Need for Caution

Co-op Bank Bailout Confirms Need for Caution

Painfully low interest rates attract savers and investors to higher rates of return

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24th Jun

ORBIG Predicts Green Light for Independent Ratings

ORBIG Predicts Green Light for Independent Ratings

Following its campaign to ensure that investors are provided with sufficient information to allow them to make informed investment decisions and objectively weigh the merits of the retail bonds on offer, Retail Bond Expert (RBE).

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3rd Jul

Bruntwood Investments plc launch 6% retail bond offer

Bruntwood Investments plc launch 6% retail bond offer

Family owned property group looks to raise £70m

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12th Jul

Cause for Concern as Grafton Group Withdraws Bond Issue?

Cause for Concern as Grafton Group Withdraws Bond Issue?

construction firm fails to attract enough investors

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6th Aug

Going up. Or Down. The Paradox of the ‘Bond Bubble’.

Going up. Or Down. The Paradox of the ‘Bond Bubble’.

Mr Bond considers the recent exodus from bond funds

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8th Aug

Bold Carney Looks for Stability as UK Economy Recovers

Bold Carney Looks for Stability as UK Economy Recovers

As the Governor of the Bank of England delivers his most significant policy statement since taking office, Mr Bond considers the likely impact of a protracted period of low interest rates.

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21st Aug

Fork 'andles

Fork 'andles

‘Fork ‘andles’ – Mr Bond Says Make Sure You Know What you are Buying

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27th Aug

The Only Way is Ethics – Co-op Bank Bond Holders Fight ‘Bail-In’

The Only Way is Ethics – Co-op Bank Bond Holders Fight ‘Bail-In’

With Thursday’s half-yearly figures expected to show the full extent of the problems at the troubled Co-operative Bank, bond holders have united in their opposition to proposed plans to exchange their debt for equity, and have taken their case to the Bank of England – and beyond!

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21st Sep

Bond Holder Fury as Co-op’s Sutherland Insists There is ‘No Plan B’

Bond Holder Fury as Co-op’s Sutherland Insists There is ‘No Plan B’

Enraged bond holders call for an alternative strategy to fill the hole in Co-op Bank balance sheet, but intransigent borrower insists there is no alternative.

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25th Sep

The Tortoise and the Hare – but not a SIPP of Wine

The Tortoise and the Hare – but not a SIPP of Wine

Retail Bond Expert confirms the need for caution as borrowers tempt investors with a whole range of both listed and unlisted bonds, and asks if it is time for industry standard product definitions.

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1st Oct

3rd Oct

A2D Funding Raises £150m in Record Time

A2D Funding Raises £150m in Record Time

Housing Association bond attracts investors

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5th Nov

A Loan Again, Naturally? IPF Seeks to Repeat 6.125% Retail Bond Success

A Loan Again, Naturally? IPF Seeks to Repeat 6.125% Retail Bond Success

International Personal Finance launches second tranche of its BB+ rated, seven year retail bond.

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20th Nov

EnQuest Returns to the Well with ‘Tap’ Retail Bond Offer

EnQuest Returns to the Well with ‘Tap’ Retail Bond Offer

Oil company issues ‘top up’ on the retail bond launched earlier in the year.

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29th Nov

For Your Eyes Only - Mr Bond in Conversation with Premier Oil Finance Director Tony Durrant

For Your Eyes Only - Mr Bond in Conversation with Premier Oil Finance Director Tony Durrant

Following the launch of its first retail bond in the UK Retail Bond Expert is delighted to have had the opportunity to speak to FD Tony Durrant who, in this unique interview, tells us more about the strategy that underpins £1.8 billion FTSE 250 oil exploration company Premier Oil and shares his thoughts about the Order Book for Retail Bonds (ORB).

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4th Dec

More Rounded Proposition from ORB

More Rounded Proposition from ORB

LSE plans to introduce a broader fixed-income trading service

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6th Dec

Osborne Autumn Statement Leaves Hope for Retail Bonds

Osborne Autumn Statement Leaves Hope for Retail Bonds

Consultation could lead to relaxing of rules around time to maturity as Treasury plots ISA rule change

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9th Jan

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23rd Jan

Para gone! Buy-to-Let Lender Impresses as Retail Bond Closes Early

Para gone! Buy-to-Let Lender Impresses as Retail Bond Closes Early

Positive response from investors prompts early closure

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29th Jan

ORB Set to Celebrate Fourth Anniversary as ‘Mini-Bond’ puts the Wind up Investors

ORB Set to Celebrate Fourth Anniversary as ‘Mini-Bond’ puts the Wind up Investors

Retail Bond Expert highlights the need for standardised definitions in the lead up to ORB celebrations

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8th Feb

ORB Blossoms as it Celebrates its Fourth Anniversary and Government Support

At a well-attended event at the London Stock Exchange to mark the fourth anniversary of the launch of its Order Book for Retail Bonds, participants from all sectors of the market came together to celebrate its success to date and look forward to its prospects for the future.

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29th May

30th Jun

Charity Retail Bonds Launch on ORB

Charity Retail Bonds Launch on ORB

Mencap's Property Arm Offers a Seven Year Bond at 4.4% p.a

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27th Apr

Wasps Launches 6.50% Secured Bonds due 2022

Wasps today became the first sports business to launch a retail bond

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28th Apr

In Conversation – Mr Bond and Wasps Chief Executive David Armstrong

In Conversation – Mr Bond and Wasps Chief Executive David Armstrong

In this exclusive interview Mr Bond tries Wasps’ Chief Exec David Armstrong with some searching questions – and appears to have been converted.

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7th May

Early Bath – Wasps’ Retail Bond Attracts Strong Support

Some hours ahead of the planned deadline of 5pm on 6th May, Wasps announced that the offer period of its retail bond was closed having achieved its target of £35m target in just ten days.

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30th Mar

5% Retail Charity Bond Closes a Week Early

5% Retail Charity Bond Closes a Week Early

Retail Charity Bonds PLC announces the early closure of the Charities Aid Foundation Retail Charity Bond offering 5% due 2026

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6th Apr

No Further Questions – Burford Launches Eight Year Bond Offering 6.125%

No Further Questions – Burford Launches Eight Year Bond Offering 6.125%

Burford Capital, a company that provides litigation finance and in which rock star fund manager Neil Woodford holds a 10% stake has launched a retail bond offering investors a coupon of 6.125% over eight years

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19th Apr

Worth a Try? Quins issues 5.5%-Mini Bond

Worth a Try? Quins issues 5.5%-Mini Bond

Harlequins seeks to raise £7.5 million to fund future development with 5 year mini-bond

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1st Jun

A Gusher for the DIY Investor as EnQuest Hikes Retail Bond Coupon to 7%?

A Gusher for the DIY Investor as EnQuest Hikes Retail Bond Coupon to 7%?

The North Sea oil operator has breached a covenant of its retail bond and raised the coupon on its 2022 bond from 5.5% to 7.0%

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16th Jun

Supreme Court Blow to Investors Banking on Lloyds’ Bonds

Supreme Court Blow to Investors Banking on Lloyds’ Bonds

£3.3bn bond buyback declared legal depriving retail investors of up to 16% interest

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22nd Jul

All Bonds are not Born Equal…….Mr Bond Explains

All Bonds are not Born Equal…….Mr Bond Explains

As a champion of the market RBE has become increasingly concerned by a number of recent issues and the risks they present to investors.

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25th Aug

Shhocking: 'Are Some Bond Issues Equities Masquerading as Debt?' asks Mr Bond

Shhocking: 'Are Some Bond Issues Equities Masquerading as Debt?' asks Mr Bond

As part of its ongoing campaign to see investors better educated, RBE’s Mr Bond lifts the lid on some of the markets worst excesses - 'don’t take shareholder risks for bondholder rewards'

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9th Sep

Investors Sweat as Mini-bond Issuer Goes Bust

Investors Sweat as Mini-bond Issuer Goes Bust

‘Too good to be true’ Providence Financial bonds prove to be just that

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22nd Sep

‘Buy British and List on the LSE’ - It’s all About the Listing says Mr Bond

‘Buy British and List on the LSE’ - It’s all About the Listing says Mr Bond

As mini-bonds issuer Providence Financial goes bust taking £10m of income seekers hard-earned with it, Retail Bond Expert’s Mr Bond explains the importance of its listing venue when considering a bond as an investment.

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23rd Nov

Good News for Bondholders as Premier Oil Closes in on Refinancing Deal

Good News for Bondholders as Premier Oil Closes in on Refinancing Deal

Premier Oil seems set to secure the biggest debt refinancing deal in the North Sea

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29th Nov

Places for People Returns to ORB with a 2023 Bond Paying 4.25%

Places for People Returns to ORB with a 2023 Bond Paying 4.25%

Pre-Christmas cheer for income seekers with only the fourth issue on ORB in 2016

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4th Feb

Premier Oil Retail Bond Trades up 4.27% as Debt Refinancing Deal is Agreed

Premier Oil Retail Bond Trades up 4.27% as Debt Refinancing Deal is Agreed

Following nine months of negotiation, North Sea oil explorer, Premier Oil, has agreed the terms of its long-awaited debt refinancing

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15th Mar

Demand for Retail Bonds remains high as Greensleeves Care calls time

Demand for Retail Bonds remains high as Greensleeves Care calls time

Retail Charity Bonds plc has announced that award winning care home provider Greensleeves Care has closed the books on its retail bond fully ten days before its planned deadline of 12 noon on 24th March.

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3rd Apr

……the Bond that came in from the cold

……the Bond that came in from the cold

Retail Bond Expert’s Mr Bond considers whether there’s a ‘third way’ in the ongoing quest for income

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13th May

It’s a Retail Bond M’lud: Burford Capital offers 5% p.a. until December 2026

It’s a Retail Bond M’lud: Burford Capital offers 5% p.a. until December 2026

Burford Capital, a company that provides litigation finance and in which rock star fund manager Neil Woodford holds a 10% stake has launched a retail bond offering investors a coupon of 5% over nine and a half years

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20th May

Burford 5% retail bond closes early - £175 million raised in just one week

Burford 5% retail bond closes early - £175 million raised in just one week

Lead manager Peel Hunt pulled stumps early on its most recent retail bond issue as Burford Capital raced to £175 million in just one week.

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20th Jun

The Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation Retail Charity Bond 4.25% due 2026

The Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation Retail Charity Bond 4.25% due 2026

Retail Charity Bonds PLC today announced the launch of The Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation Retail Charity Bond offering 4.25% due 6th July 2026.

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20th Jul

Specialist lender LendInvest issues 5.25% retail bond due 2022

Specialist lender LendInvest issues 5.25% retail bond due 2022

Mortgage lender LendInvest is looking to raise £50 million by issuing a five-year retail bond offering 5.25%

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13th Sep

……the Bond that came in from the cold

……the Bond that came in from the cold

Retail Bond Expert’s Mr Bond considers whether there’s a ‘third way’ in the ongoing quest for income

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21st Sep

Vanguard launches active bond fund targeting UK income investors

Vanguard launches active bond fund targeting UK income investors

Vanguard, the world’s second-largest asset manager, has continued to target the UK market by announcing the launch of an actively managed bond fund

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22nd Sep

Building a better future -Select Property Group announces 6% retail bond due 2023

Building a better future -Select Property Group announces 6% retail bond due 2023

Select Property Group has today announced the offer of sterling-denominated retail bonds offering 6% p.a. due 2023

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10th Oct

Wise Alpha looks to tempt retail bond investors with Smart Interest

Wise Alpha looks to tempt retail bond investors with Smart Interest

New platform allows retail investors to invest in corporate bonds and choose their return and duration

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14th Oct

Charity Begins at Homes: Hightown Housing Association issues a Retail Charity Bond offering 4% p.a. due 2027

Charity Begins at Homes: Hightown Housing Association issues a Retail Charity Bond offering 4% p.a. due 2027

Hightown, the Hertfordshire-based landlord, which currently owns 5,300 properties, is offering a fixed term investment via the Retail Charity Bond platform

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2nd Nov

BlueZest announces plans for a ‘programme’ of secured retail bonds

BlueZest announces plans for a ‘programme’ of secured retail bonds

Specialist mortgage lender launches roadshow to gauge appetite from fixed income investors ahead of potential launch

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7th Apr

Retail Bonds, Remember Them?

Retail Bonds, Remember Them?

….And you thought that we were faking, that we were all just money making…..’

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